Gareon Conley is a Buckeye!!!

Written December 7th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Mr. Conley

Urban Meyer’s staff continues to win, even during the offseason.

On Friday, it was announced that former Michigan verbal Gareon Conley has now committed to be a member of the 2013 Ohio State recruiting class. He visited over Thanksgiving for The Game, and has been on a “official” in Columbus since Wednesday night.

The Massilon Washington star committed to the Wolverines earlier in the year, but recently withdrew that, telling folks who follow scouting that he wanted to see other programs and make sure that he was making the right decision. Per TTUN’s protocol, a recruit visiting other programs meant that they did not consider him a part of their class- whether this meant that they were dropping him or just acknowledging the change in his status is subject for debate.

The 6’2″ DB/WR was also considering a visit to Oregon, but today’s news makes that highly unlikely.  He was ranked all over the boards by the various scounting services, with the highest being ESPN’s #9 defensive back.

He has been rated as a four star recruit, and will be participating in the Under Armour game this year. You can check out his junior highlights after the jump. Read More

Bye Week Recruiting Special Part 1: 2013 Class

Written November 8th, 2012 by Joe Laing

Quick

With the season winding down and it being a bye week, we figured it would be a good time to preview the targets for the next 3 months leading up to signing day, as well as look into our magic 8 ball for 2014.  In the first part of this 2 part series we will take a look at 2013 class.

With 17 verbals already in the bag already we will take a look at the guys that we will likely finish with to get to a top 5 class.  WR, OL, LB, and DB appear to be the positions we are targeting- Keeping in mind as we sift through the rest of this article that recruiting is very fluid so the most likely targets could change even by the time this article is published.

At the WR position James Quick and Shelton Gibson are the two most likely targets at this point; they are very different receivers but both high in talent.  Quick is the higher rated of the two by most services, and he’s down to OSU and Louisville.  This recruitment is really dependent on Charlie Strong and his coaching career.

Gibson seems to be a Buckeye as long as everything lines up off the field.  Other names are still on the board but we will turn our focus to them if anything changes and there is reason for excitement.

One big name is still left on the OL big board;  one time PSU commit  Dorian Johnson,  who will be back in town for Michigan game on an unofficial visit, and back in December for an official.  It certainly looks like we made up lots of ground on his visit for the Nebraska game.

Also, although it’s just a teaser at the moment but one time OL commit David Dawson maybe back on the market and one to keep an eye on if he truly does want to stay close to home and Michigan doesn’t let him back in. Read More